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November 1st Playbook

New Franklin and Marshall College polling shows that an impeachment inquiry into President Trump is supported by more than half of PA voters, while Joe Biden holds a steady lead in the state’s Democratic primary. Speaker Nancy Pelosi is also set to headline a PA Democratic Party Dinner tonight. Here is the Playbook. 

F&M Poll: More than Half of PA Voters Support President Trump Impeachment Inquiry: The new Franklin & Marshall College poll shows that 57% of registered voters in the state support the impeachment inquiry into President Trump, although the support differs along party lines.

F&M Poll: Biden Holds Steady Lead in PA Dem Primary: The former Vice President holds a 12 point lead over Sen. Elizabeth Warren in the state’s Democratic primary.

PA Pols Follow Party Lines on Impeachment Vote: Pennsylvania’s Congressional delegation was split 9-9 on the resolution, with all nine Democrats supporting the impeachment resolution and all nine Republicans voting against it.

Trump Ally Joins Race Against Lamb: Sean Parnell, who President Donald Trump mentioned as a challenger to Rep. Conor Lamb during a speech in Pittsburgh last week, formally announced his entrance into the race on Fox and Friends, Wednesday morning.

Harrisburg & DC   
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Here’s how voting will be different in Pennsylvania by the 2020 primary
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: ‘Red flag’ proposal popular among Pennsylvania voters, poll finds
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Pa.’s U.S. House Dems vote to greenlight Trump impeachment inquiry
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Majority of Pennsylvania voters want legal cannabis, poll shows — just not in state stores
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Biden still Pennsylvania Democrats’ top choice to face Trump in 2020, new poll finds
AP: Appeal seeks to overturn victims’ rights referendum decision
AP: $90M for voting machines, mail-in ballots signed into law
AP: Pennsylvania puts $4M into effort to aid census count
PLSReporter: Wolf signs sweeping election reform bill into law
PLSReporter: House Democratic Policy Committee explores expanding film tax credits
PLSReporter: F&M poll: Majority of voters support red-flag bill, expanding background checks
PLSReporter: Dems, faith leaders push for tougher hate crime penalties
Inquirer: A majority of Pennsylvania voters support the Trump impeachment inquiry, poll says
Inquirer: Doctors who get gifts from opioid makers more likely to prescribe large amounts, study finds
Spotlight PA: Students blast Pa.’s largest community college for cutting campus mental health services while spending big on renovations
WESA: Voters To Weigh In On Marsy’s Law While Its Fate Remains In Limbo 
Morning Call: Biden gains support in Pennsylvania; new poll also shows majority favor impeachment inquiry
WHYY Newsworks: ‘One of the greatest places to shoot in the world’: M. Night Shyamalan pushes Pa. to boost film tax credit
StateImpactPA: At western Pa. climate change summit, one scientist says effects can be managed if emissions are cut
Washington Examiner: Army versus Marines as Afghanistan hero seeks to win Pennsylvania seat for GOP
The Hill: Poll: Biden leads Warren by 12 points in Pennsylvania 
PA Post: Majority Of PA Voters Support Impeachment Inquiry, Poll Shows 
Fox News: Republican lawmakers meet with President Trump following impeachment resolution vote 

Philadelphia 
Philly Clout: Philly’s Democratic City Committee mulling expulsions for party officials who bucked bylaws
WHYY Newsworks: Council passes overhaul for Philly’s troubled public land sale process
Inquirer: Larry Krasner explains Elizabeth Warren endorsement— and responds to Bernie Sanders die-hards
Inquirer: Divided House approves Trump impeachment inquiry; Jeff Van Drew of N.J. casts 1 of 2 ‘no’ votes from Democrats 
Inquirer: Voting rights groups question Philly’s polling place changes 
Inquirer: The first Trump impeachment vote is coming. Here’s where Philadelphia-area lawmakers stand. 
Inquirer: Philly to expand rights for housekeepers and nannies, including requiring a contract and paid leave 
Inquirer: Philadelphia police are searching more cars for marijuana — but finding less of it, critics say 
Inquirer: Philly schools using email, calls, and even home visits to help kids get required vaccines
Philly Voice: Pennsylvania testing statewide work-zone speed-camera program
Philadelphia Tribune: Former Starbucks regional manager claims company discriminated against white employees after wrongful arrests
KYW Newsradio: Kenney signs 3 bills to protect transgender, gender-nonbinary youth
Philadelphia Magazine: Prevention Point Needle Exchange Kept 10,000 People From Contracting HIV Over 10 Years, Study Says

SEPA
Bucks County Courier Times: Fitzpatrick, Dean vote along party lines on impeachment rules 
Bucks County Courier Times: Budget a big issue in Bensalem Council race 
Bucks County Courier Times: 2 Republicans, 2 Dems face off in Middletown supervisors race 
Bucks County Courier Times: Bucks Democrats: ‘Heroin injection site’ campaign ad ‘a blatant lie’
Delco Daily Times: Scanlon, region’s Dems unanimous in support of impeachment path against Trump 
Delco Daily Times: Delco FOP, chiefs stand with Copeland for D.A. 
Delco Daily Times: Fright Night: Controversy heats up over voicemail in Edgmont race 
Delco Daily Times: Delco GOP: Dem D.A. candidate is receiving Soros funds 
Montgomery Media: Rep. Dean calls House impeachment vote ‘somber’ 
Daily Local News: Rep. Otten visits Downingtown school to tell students how they can make a difference 
Daily Local News: Four seek seats on Chester County Court of Common Pleas 
Daily Local News: Chesco makes CWA appointment
Daily Local News: 4 open seats, 1 contest for Phoenixville Borough Council
Daily Local News: Sappey to host Veterans Day recognition ceremony in West Chester
Bucks Local News: ELECTION 2019: The candidates for Newtown Borough Council … in their own words  
Bucks Local News: ELECTION 2019: The candidates for Newtown Township Supervisor … in their own words  
Bucks Local News: ELECTION 2019: The candidates for Lower Makefield Supervisor … in their own words  
Bucks Local News: ELECTION 2019: The candidates for District Judge … in their own words  

Pittsburgh 
KDKA: Local Congressmen Split Along Party Lines In Vote To Continue Impeachment Inquiry Into President Donald Trump
KDKA: KDKA Exclusive: One On One With Congress Candidate Sean Parnell
KDKA: Tom Wolf And Republicans Authorize $90 Million For Voting Machines For Election Security
KDKA: Former Bethel Park Councilman Accused Of DUI, Theft Pleads Guilty
WESA: How Western Pennsylvania Congressmen Voted In Thursday’s Impeachment Resolution 
WESA: Sean Parnell Criticizes Lamb At Republican Reception After Announcing Congressional Bid
WESA: Anti-Hate Crime Bills Introduced To Pennsylvania Legislature 
Post-Gazette: Western Pa. delegation reacts to House passage of impeachment rules package 
Post-Gazette: In Washington, United Steelworkers talk messaging and lobbying 
Post-Gazette: Three Pittsburgh City Council races are contested
Post-Gazette: Parks referendum to ask city residents to raise their taxes 
Post-Gazette: Peduto: Fossil fuel industries will take toll on Pittsburgh region 
Post-Gazette: Towns have tougher dog laws to put a leash on nuisance 
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh protest organizer charged with setting fires in Pizza Milano, Cafe Milano 
Post-Gazette: Former Bethel Park councilman pleads guilty to fraud charges; ordered to pay half million in restitution
PLSReporter: Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and business leaders clash over petrochemical companies
Pittsburgh Business Times: Peduto’s petrochem comments open up fault lines in Pittsburgh business community
Tribune Review: Party lines define Pennsylvania congressional delegation take on impeachment 
Tribune Review: Open North Side seat, independents create crowded Pittsburgh City Council race 
Tribune Review: Pittsburgh plans to equip police with $10M in new body cams, Tasers

SWPA 
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Reps. Joyce, Thompson side with GOP colleagues on impeachment rules vote 
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Johnstown city manager submits resignation, mayor says 
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Johnstown’s proposed 2020 budget: No tax hike, $600,000 deficit
Altoona Mirror: Commissioners set budget cut deadline
Beaver County Times: Beaver County Commissioners pleased with election machine funding 
Beaver County Times: Bruce Mansfield workers cut, 49 layoffs expected in February

NEPA
The Times Leader: Gap shrinks between county Democrats, Republicans
The Times Leader: Wolf signs historic election reform bill
The Times Leader: Four vie for spots on Plymouth council
Times-Tribune: Northeast Pennsylvania Congressmen react to impeachment vote
Times-Tribune: Candidates for elected offices throughout the Abingtons discuss key issues 

South Central 
York Dispatch: Smucker, Perry blast House Dems after impeachment rules vote 
LNP | LancasterOnline: Smucker votes ‘No’ on House’s first impeachment inquiry vote 
LNP | LancasterOnline: Sen. Martin continues push to end daylight saving time 
Patriot News: Republicans seek to keep hold on Dauphin County government as Democrats argue for a change 
Patriot News: Voters should vote on crime victim ballot question regardless of court ruling, officials say
Patriot News: Pa. lawmakers speak out on House impeachment rules vote 
Patriot News: Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf signs historic election reform bill into law 
Patriot News: Ex-wife of county commissioner faked a photo of black eye, former friend says 
Patriot News: Campaign flyer has Dauphin County candidate questioning what election information should be public 
Patriot News: York County judge race features two veteran campaigners 
Patriot News: Commissioner who wrote questionable limericks resigns as president of Hampden Twp. board, but won’t leave seat early 
Patriot News: Four newcomers run for commissioner in Perry County, promise new era of cooperation 
York Daily Record: York County commissioner candidates on 911, taxes 
York Daily Record: Election 2019: 2 look to become York County judge 
York Daily Record: Sheriff election is a rematch of Republican primary 
Carlisle Sentinel: Bienstock steps down from Hampden board presidency; will continue to seek re-election  
Carlisle Sentinel: County commissioner candidates forum highlights county nursing home, home rule

Lehigh Valley      
Reading Eagle: Houlahan defends House’s impeachment inquiry 
Reading Eagle: Moran top fundraiser in Reading mayoral race 
Morning Call: Here’s how Lehigh Valley lawmakers voted on House resolution setting up next phase of Trump impeachment inquiry
Morning Call: Win as a Republican in Allentown? Mayoral candidate Tim Ramos hopes to overcome long odds in deep blue city 
Morning Call: Segregation in Pennsylvania schools: How a ZIP code determines the quality of a child’s education
Morning Call: UAW: Tentative deal with Mack Trucks maintains job security in the Lehigh Valley

North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Lawmakers speak on impeachment
Erie Times-News: Erie County voters by the numbers 

Opinion  
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Illegal laws: Defense of city gun control ordinances is a waste
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Preserving hometowns: Rebuild the economy from inside to out
Inquirer Editorial Board: City Council 10th District: Northeast Philly should pass the torch to Judy Moore 
Steve Israel and Ryan Costello: Infrastructure is the one issue Washington needs to focus on
Chelsa Wagner: I love our parks, but I also love democracy
Mark O’Keefe: Should the state help volunteer fire companies? Yes. Let them shield their records from the public? No 
Lin-Fan Wang: Pennsylvania’s heartbeat bill makes me worry for my patients’ abortion access 
Zach Wright: School choice is not the source of education’s ills in Philly or elsewhere 
John L. Micek: Poll: More than half of Pa. voters support Trump impeachment inquiry | Thursday Morning Coffee
Mark V. Pauly: Medicare for All could bring higher wages, but not for everyone 
George Parry: Under Larry Krasner, Philadelphia’s victims need protections like Marsy’s Law 
Joseph N. DiStefano: Teachers’ pension fund has a secret plan for urban renewal in Harrisburg. They won’t talk about it.
Nikil Saval: I’m a Democratic Ward Leader. Here’s Why I’m Voting for Kendra Brooks and Nicolas O’Rourke.
Brian O’Neill: Congress, Trump and the Federalist Papers
Paul Muschick: DA made right call to drop charges against mom who left baby on LANTA bus
Signe Wilkinson: Political Cartoon: Donald J. Trump’s allergy to the truth
Jenice Armstrong: We need to do more for grieving youngsters, the collateral victims to gun violence

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  • Reader Poll: Should President Joe Biden Step Aside?


    • Yes. He should step aside because of his age, declining ability to do the job. (45%)
    • No. He should not step aside. (39%)
    • Yes. He should step aside because he can't beat Donald Trump. (15%)

    Total Voters: 231

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